Verona, città dell'amore. Famosa in tutto il mondo, grazie all'abilità di William Shakespeare che ha reso nota la vicenda tragica dei due innamorati Giulietta e Romeo
The touching story of Romeo and Juliet will become true when you'll stand under the balcony....
Visit the utmost famous balcony in the world, Juliet's. Don't forget to touch her breast for good luck and fortune.
A bit touristy but still, fun to visit (also, do not forget to rub Juliet's left breast for good luck)
Juliets house Monday from 13.30 to 19.30 Tuesday - Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30 (last entrance 18.45) Ticket € 6,00 From October to May, first Sunday of every month: ticket € 1,00 Cumulative ticket: Tomba di Giulietta + Casa di Giulietta € 7,00
due minuti a piedi dal Balcone di Giulietta e dalla Arena . Only 2 minutes walking from Juliet's Balcon and the Arena Place
“It’s the most famous attraction in Verona and you already know it. I just want to give you a couple of tips: -if you are planning to visit it in high season, please note that there will be a huge line! Check in internet the Verona Card that will let you skip the line. -if you love art and music, in the Arena there are plenty events all over the year. There are concerts, opera and ballets and, trust me, it’s a real good and unique experience to do. -if you want to eat watching the Arena you can find plenty touristic places near there...but if you want to eat as locals, I can show you some other places.”
“Il Museo è un centro permanente di esposizione archeologica di Verona. Durante l'estate è utilizzato per rappresentare spettacoli musicali, teatrali e di danza The museum is the permanent center of Verona's archeological exhibition. During summertime we have the theatrical "veronese" summer festival going on with concerts, theater performances and ballet”
“On the opposite side of the center with respect to the residence "Il Vicolo". One of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture in Italy, the Basilica of San Zeno is one of the most important buildings of the city. And 'dedicated to the eighth bishop of Verona, a saint of African origin that are attributed many miracles and the conversion of the Venetian populations. The original building dates back to the fourth century, when a small church was built near the tomb of the saint. Elongated and enlarged in 1117 after the earthquake that struck northern Italy, was completed in 1398 and renovated in the ceiling of the apse in the Gothic style. The façade, tuff and marble features a large rose window, the work of Brioloto. Magnificent portal, a precious artifact coated with 48 bronze panels made between the tenth and twelfth centuries by different authors. There are scenes from the life of Christ and the Old Testament. On the sides of the portal deserve attention bas-reliefs of the twelfth century, with sacred and profane of biblical inspiration on King Theodoric. To the right of the basilica stands a tower of 72 meters which reflects the style of alternating bands of tuff and brick, and which contains the oldest bells in Verona, merged in 1149. On the left the cloister and the crenellated tower, the last remains of a great Benedictine abbey. The interior of the church with a Latin cross plan with three naves, has a peculiar subdivision on three levels: the crypt is at the bottom, topped first by the Church Plebana and then by the Presbytery (or Upper Church) which is accessed by two staircases in marble. Particularly interesting are the baptismal font of the twelfth century, the great monolithic porphyry cup, placed on the left of the entrance, from the Roman Baths and the two wings of frescoes, made between two hundred and three hundred, which testify to the evolution of ' pictorial art in Verona. The works are housed in the apse of greater value greater: the triptych by Mantegna depicting the Madonna Enthroned, and the great marble statue of San Zeno. Made in the thirteenth century, depicting the saint smiling good-naturedly while holding the pastoral staff from which hangs a fish. From the central staircase leads to the crypt, where he kept the body of the saint. Divided into nine aisles with arches supported by 49 columns (all with different capitals) is a pleasant mixture of styles and eras. The remains of the saint, whose face is covered with a silver mask, are kept in a glass case and wrapped in a bishop's dress. The cloister is Romanesque in style and dates back to the twelfth century, composed of numerous small arches supported by coupled columns, contains ancient tombs, frescoes and a shrine which contained the wash of the friars.”
“L'unico ponte romano ancora esistente a Verona, l'altro dei due ponti più belli di Verona. The only one roman bridge still standing, the other of the two Verona's most wonderful bridges”
“Il Complesso architettonico di Piazza Erbe e tutte le piazzette e cortili che ci sono intorno, il vero cuore antico della città The Architectural Complex of Piazza Erbe, with all the small squares and courtyeards that are in the surrounding, is the real ancient heart of the city”